Rachel Stassen-Berger

Reporter | State politics
Phone: 651-925-5046
Rachel E. Stassen-Berger covers state government and politics at the State Capitol in St. Paul.


Recent content from Rachel Stassen-Berger

There's a rare forecast for top Republican primaries: Competitive

For Minnesota Republicans, next year’s calendar will have an unfamiliar look.First, there will be the usual endorsement battles, when a...

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 05:40 PM

Ritchie defends online voter registration

Republican legislators say there are unanswered questions about the system, security chief among them.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 09:55 PM

Dayton says online voter registration should go through Legislature

An online system to register to vote should have been set up with legislative approval, governor says.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 05:26 AM

Dayton to have procedure done on hip

Governor will visit Mayo Clinic for an injection, then have limited activity this month.

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 10:22 PM

Emmer's fundraising confers front-runner status in 6th District race

Three other Republicans are poised to pounce if he stumbles in bid to succeed Michele Bachmann.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 07:33 AM

Minnesota's new online voter registration system challenged

The state’s legislative auditor shares lawmakers’ concerns about the secretary of state’s unilateral launch of a voter registration site.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 04:22 AM

MNsure data breach will get state reviews

Legislators and the legislative auditor will look at how an e-mail disclosed sensitive information.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 09:15 PM

Minnesota legislators OK disaster relief; tax talks delayed

Lawmakers’ differences on taxes will be pushed into next year’s session.

Updated: September 10, 2013, - 06:52 AM

In land of expensive races, some at Capitol stay cheap

More than 50 of last year’s state House and Senate races saw less than $30,000 in spending from candidates, parties and outside groups. In 2012, Rep. David FitzSimmons, above, won his seat in a contest with about $9,000 in total spending,

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 04:32 PM

Dayton reserving judgment on Vikings' ability to pay

Governor says he wants to see final audit on the Wilfs finances.

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 01:51 PM

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